The mission of the Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship (CURS) is to promote and support undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative activity that enhances student learning, professionalism, and critical thinking, by engaging students and faculty mentors in the complete research process from discovery to dissemination.
CURS is committed to the enrichment of undergraduate education at Augusta University. In particular, CURS recognizes that undergraduate research and creative scholarship is a foundational component of such student enrichment. By “undergraduate research and creative scholarship,” we refer to acts of inquiry that produce new knowledge, new insight, and original perspectives; this includes the four kinds of scholarship (discovery, integration, teaching, and application), and it includes creative activity in both the fine arts and other disciplines.
We acknowledge that production of new knowledge is not sufficient. Dissemination is the end point of all research and creative activity. Dissemination can include, but is not limited to performance, scholarly presentation, scholarly publication, or other forms of dissemination appropriate to the discipline.
CURS expresses its commitment to undergraduate research in several ways: